Our Staff

John G. Clayton - Owner 

John began working at his family’s funeral business in high school and continued working there through college. He graduated from the University of North Texas in 1984 with a degree in business. In 1985, he went on to graduate from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. In 1991, John, with his wife, Brenda, and their children, Christen and Zachary, moved to the Houston area and began working in Pearland.

Throughout his 25 year career, John has demonstrated his commitment to the Pearland community as well as his commitment to the funeral service profession. In 1990, John served as Secretary/Treasurer of the East Texas Funeral Directors Association. In 2000, he served as President of the Texas Cemetery Association. He also served as the President of the Pearland Rotary Club in 2000. In 2003, John attended the Pearland Citizen Police Academy. He served as a past Director for the Pearland Chamber of Commerce and is currently the Charter President of the 288 Corridor Rotary Club of Pearland and a member of the C. F. Spencer Masonic Lodge in Pearland.

Zachary G. Clayton - Vice President

Zachary is a 4th generation funeral service provider and is currently the vice president of Clayton Funeral Home. He attended Texas A&M University, graduated from the Commonwealth Institute, and is a licensed funeral director in the state of Texas.  Zachary is a Pearland resident, and works with his father and grandfather serving the families of Pearland, Manvel, Friendswood, and Alvin.  Zachary enjoys hunting, fishing, cooking, and spending time with his wife Gracey and their family.

James W. Robinson

James W. Robinson is a native Houstonian, who graduated from the Commonwealth Institute in 2010. He served his apprenticeship with Clayton Funeral Home, and became fully licensed in the state of Texas. James and his wife, Carrie, have two children, Austin and Emily. James grew up in the Boy Scouts, became an Eagle Scout, and continues to remain involved as a Scout Leader. James made a career change in 2009, and became interested in the funeral profession. He found the school to be very interesting, and finds his career very rewarding.

Christen Clayton Beckham

Christen lives in Pearland with her family and has a passion for the community. She played volleyball for the University of Memphis, where she graduated in 2007. Christen provides pre-planning funeral services and enjoys meeting families and answering their questions. She loves working with her family and finds the opportunity to serve their community together very meaningful. Christen and her husband, Kelly, are the proud parents of two boys, Leo and Jack. 

David Clayton - Funeral Director

David Clayton, a second-generation funeral director, has been a licensed funeral director in the state of Texas for almost 50 years. He is past owner and operator of Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Homes in the Dallas area. David later became division president for Stewart Enterprises and was responsible for operating multiple funeral homes throughout Texas and New Mexico. After retiring, David and his wife Libby moved to Pearland to be closer to their family. David still enjoys helping his son, John, with funerals and the daily operations of the business. David enjoys playing golf, and keeping up with his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Barbara Campese - Receptionist

Barbara has lived in the Pearland area for 41 years. As a funeral receptionist, Barbara enjoys helping families during their most difficult time. She is an active member at St. Helen's Catholic Church. She has always enjoyed being involved in the community and schools while raising her three children. Barbara loves spending time with her six grandchildren, going to the movies, and having dinner with friends.

Donna Koncaba​ - Receptionist

Donna moved to the Pearland area in 1983. She worked at West Side Bank, now Frost Bank, for many years and has been working in the funeral business for nine years. She married her high school sweetheart and they enjoyed 48 years of marriage. Together they raised three children and helped nurture twelve grandchildren. Donna enjoys lunches, day trips, and cruising with her friends.